CBC Massey Lectures

The 2018 CBC Massey Lectures - "All Our Relations"

Prize-winning journalist Tanya Talaga (author of "Seven Fallen Feathers") explores the legacy of cultural genocide against Indigenous peoples — in Canada and elsewhere — in her 2018 CBC Massey Lectures, "All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward".
Prize-winning journalist Tanya Talaga (Seven Fallen Feathers) explores the legacy of cultural genocide against Indigenous peoples- in Canada and elsewhere- in her 2018 CBC Massey Lectures- All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward.

Prize-winning journalist Tanya Talaga (author of Seven Fallen Feathers) explores the legacy of cultural genocide against Indigenous peoples — in Canada and elsewhere — in her 2018 CBC Massey Lectures, All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward.

For Tanya Talaga, that cultural genocide has led to a forced disconnection from land and language by Indigenous peoples. The need now, she says, is for Indigenous self-determination in social, cultural and political arenas. Many communities, in Canada and abroad, are finding that the road back to a relationship with land and language are keys to community healing — to what in fact it means to be Indigenous.

These are lectures about values for our times, and for all of us.

The book version of the lectures is published by House of Anansi Press.

The 2018 CBC Massey Lectures Tour 

The lectures will be recorded at each venue, and will be broadcast on IDEAS the week of November 12. 

All tickets onsale on August 20.  Discount presale on August 13. Use presale code MASSEY2018.

Lecture 1: Tuesday, October 16, 7:00 pm - Thunder Bay
Venue: Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, 1 Paul Shaffer Drive
Through the generosity of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) this will be a free event, a community celebration with Indigenous and civic leaders for the first of the 2018 CBC Massey Lectures. No tickets are necessary — everyone is invited.

Find out more here

Lecture 2: Thursday, October, 18 - 7:00 pm - Halifax
Venue: Paul O'Regan Hall - Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd.
Tickets: $30; students/seniors $5 discount Presale: $5 discount 
On sale: August 20. Presale: August 13
Online sales only from the ticket box office

Lecture 3: Tuesday, October 23 & Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 pm - Vancouver **Two nights**
Venue: York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr.
Tickets: $35/$30, students/seniors $5 discount. Presale: $5 discount
Onsale: Aug 20. Presale: Aug 13
​Order tickets online or from the ticket box office.
Phone: 604-251-1363

Lecture 4: Friday, October 26, 7:00 pm - Saskatoon
Venue: Broadway Theatre, 715 Broadway Ave.
Tickets: $30, students/seniors $5 discount, Presale: $5 discount
Onsale: Aug 20. Presale: Aug 13
Phone: 306-652-6556

Lecture 5: Tuesday, October 30, 7:00 pm - Toronto
Venue: Koerner Hall Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St W.
Tickets $50/$40, students/seniors $5 discount. Presale: $5 discount
Onsale: Aug 20. Presale: Aug 13
Phone: 416-408-0208

The CBC Massey Lectures is a partnership between CBC, House of Anansi Press and Massey College at the University of Toronto. This year's lectures are also created in collaboration with the Toronto Star and the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy. The fellowship is made possible by the Atkinson Foundation, the Honderich Family and the Toronto Star.  The lectures are named in honour of Vincent Massey, the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.  Since their creation by the CBC in 1961, the Massey Lectures have established their place as a Canadian institution and become an annual highlight of our cultural life. The five talks provide a forum on radio where contemporary thinkers can explore important issues of our time. Former speakers include Martin Luther King Jr., Margaret Atwood and Stephen Lewis. These days, the lecturers are all Canadian, and the series is recorded on a cross-Canada tour. The book of the Massey Lectures is published by House of Anansi Press. 


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